The Building London Planning Awards, in partnership with the Mayor of London, returns in July 2023 for their 19th year. The prestigious awards celebrate innovative projects that are leaders in design and sustainability across the capital.
The winners of the 2023 competition will be announced at our awards drinks reception from 7pm on Wednesday 12 July. This year’s competition shortlist features 26 schemes across seven categories. The event will be an opportunity for shortlisted entrants, local government and built environment leaders to enjoy an evening of high-quality networking.
This year’s categories are:
Best New Place to Live
Best New Place to Work
Best Mixed-Use Scheme (sponsored by CarneySweeney)
Best Heritage or Culture Project
Best Project for Sustainable Planning
Best Community Engagement Outcomes
Best Borough-led project
Competition entries were shortlisted by a judging panel from BusinessLDN and our partner organisations; The BAME Planners Network, The Greater London Authority, Planning Officer’s Society and the RTPI — who brought unique industry perspective and experience to their assessment.
Sarah is an experienced planner with twenty years’ experience working in the private sector in London. The majority of her career has been within planning consultancy, however she also spent six years working for a major developer, which provided invaluable insight into the commercial and construction aspects of development. She has a deep understanding of development management and planning policy, together with specialist experience in housing, urban regeneration, urban design and heritage planning.
Representing RTPI and Director/Co-Founder, Hybrid Planning and Development
Claire Day is a Fellow of both the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Claire has over 20 years’ experience in planning consultancy; she was the first female director at multi-disciplinary firm, Iceni before leaving to co-found her own, award-winning consultancy, Hybrid Planning and Development, in 2017. Claire’s experience encompasses mixed-use, retail, employment, leisure and heritage schemes across the UK. Claire is passionate about thoughtful placemaking that helps towns, cities and communities evolve. Equally committed to making planning as inclusive an industry as possible, Claire has been an RICS mentor and APC assessor for over a decade, supervising the next generation of planners and surveyors. 2023 marks Claire’s second year on the Building London Planning Awards judging panel, and she looks forward to visiting locations across the Capital to discover the most innovative and sustainable places to live, work and play.
Principal Strategic Planner, Development Management, Greater London Authority
Grace is a Principal Strategic Planner at the GLA. She has worked in local government for over 10 years with experience across development management, planning policy, and heritage. She has a particularly strong interest in estate regeneration and how effective strategic planning can deliver genuinely affordable, high quality homes for Londoners through developments which put residents at the heart of plans.
Chair of the Board, Planning Officers Society
Mike is a chartered town planner and MBA qualified manager with over 40 years’ experience in local government, most of that in London with 14 years at service head level and above. He is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, formerly president of the Planning Officers Society and now chair of its Board. Mike works closely with government and across the sector to shape planning in England. In 2015 he left local government and set up his consultancy, Mike Kiely planning + regeneration, to specialise in assisting local authorities to perform better and be more effective.